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Wedding: Rachel and Kevin in Litchfield, 9/8/18

Wedding: Rachel and Kevin in Litchfield, 9/8/18

Every wedding is unique in some way, but Rachel and Kevin’s wedding was especially unique. Their ceremony and reception took place atop a hill overlooking her parents’ farm. Hosting a wedding at a private residence is a massive undertaking, but Rachel and Kevin made it look so easy! I’ve got details, photos, song selections and more in today’s blog post. [ More » ]

Wedding: Theresa and Kyle at Daniele’s in New Hartford, 10/8/16

Wedding: Theresa and Kyle at Daniele’s in New Hartford, 10/8/16

Theresa and Kyle’s wedding took me to Daniele’s Banquet Specialists on Seneca Turnpike in New Hartford.  It’s just a few miles outside of Utica, right up the hill from “Jay-K Corners.”  Theresa and Kyle live about halfway between Utica and Albany, so we didn’t have a chance to meet until the reception.  But that’s nothing new for me — I’ve worked with many out-of-town couples before.  Detailed communication via email and telephone is key to help everything go according to plan!

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Wedding: Carly and Mike at MKJ Farm, 8/7/16

Wedding: Carly and Mike at MKJ Farm, 8/7/16

What a busy wedding season! Although I usually try to give myself one weekend off per month, I somehow managed to let myself book all four weekends in August… so that explains why I’m a little behind on my blogging. In any event, the first weekend in August brought me back to a familiar venue, MKJ Farm in Deansboro. Located about 25 minutes south of Utica, just off route 12B, MKJ Farm provided a perfect setting for Carly and Mike’s wedding, especially considering they just started their own farm not too long ago. [ More » ]

Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Thieves Hit CNY Weddings: 6 Ideas to Secure Your Gifts

Various Central New York news outlets have published reports this week about a string of wedding reception thefts in the Utica area.  At least three local venues were hit by a pair of wedding crashers who walked right in, grabbed the newlywed couple’s gift cards (and the cash inside those cards) and walked right out.   There may not be any recourse for the victims, but their experience serves as a lesson for those of you planning future weddings.  Find out how weddings can be an easy target —  and how some simple planning is all it takes to safeguard your own gifts.

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Now Available for YOUR Event: Uplighting!

Now Available for YOUR Event: Uplighting!

Peter Naughton Productions is proud to officially announce that uplighting is now available!  Whether you’re hosting a wedding reception, a company banquet or any other gathering, uplighting can dramatically enhance the look of your event space, and my rates are very competitive!  Check out this post for photos and pricing details. [ More » ]

Survey Says: Save Money with Peter Naughton

You’ll definitely save money by hiring me to DJ your wedding reception. But don’t take my word for it: TheKnot.com recently surveyed nearly 18,000 U.S. couples who got married in 2015. On average, those couples paid $1171 for their DJ. My rates start at $1000 for four hours of service. Even if you add extra time or uplighting to your event, you could still save money compared to the national average! [ More » ]

Wedding: Frances and Adam at Valley View, Utica, 10/11/14

Wedding: Frances and Adam at Valley View, Utica, 10/11/14

We’re just a few days away from Christmas, so it’s only appropriate that I am finally blogging about Frances and Adam’s wedding from October. Why is that appropriate? Well, let’s just say it’s the first time I’ve ever done an October wedding — or a wedding, any month for that matter — where a famous, jolly man in a red suit made an appearance to surprise all the guests! [ More » ]

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